Impulse

Kobo eBook available

read instantly on your Kobo or tablet.

buy the ebook now

Impulse

by Ellen Hopkins

Margaret K. McElderry Books | January 23, 2007 | Hardcover |

4.8182 out of 5 rating. 22 Reviews
Not yet rated | write a review
Sometimes you don''t wake up. But if you happen to, you know things will never be the same.

Three lives, three different paths to the same destination: Aspen Springs, a psychiatric hospital for those who have attempted the ultimate act -- suicide.

Vanessa is beautiful and smart, but her secrets keep her answering the call of the blade.

Tony, after suffering a painful childhood, can only find peace through pills.

And Conner, outwardly, has the perfect life. But dig a little deeper and find a boy who is in constant battle with his parents, his life, himself.

In one instant each of these young people decided enough was enough. They grabbed the blade, the bottle, the gun -- and tried to end it all. Now they have a second chance, and just maybe, with each other''s help, they can find their way to a better life -- but only if they''re strong and can fight the demons that brought them here in the first place.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 672 Pages, 4.72 × 6.69 × 1.97 in

Published: January 23, 2007

Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1416903569

ISBN - 13: 9781416903567

Appropriate for ages: 14

save
28%

In Stock Hurry, only 0 left! Not yet released

$15.96  ea

Online Price

$21.00 List Price

or, Used from $5.04

eGift this item

Give this item in the form of an eGift Card.

+ what is this?

This item is eligible for FREE SHIPPING on orders over $25.
See details

Easy, FREE returns. See details

Downloads instantly to your kobo or other ereading device. See details

All available formats:

Reviews

– More About This Product –

Impulse

by Ellen Hopkins

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 672 Pages, 4.72 × 6.69 × 1.97 in

Published: January 23, 2007

Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1416903569

ISBN - 13: 9781416903567

Read from the Book

Without Warning Sometimes you''re traveling a highway, the only road you''ve ever known, and wham! A semi comes from nowhere and rolls right over you. Sometimes you don''t wake up. But if you happen to, you know things will never be the same. Sometimes that''s not so bad. Sometimes lives intersect, no rhyme, no reason, except, perhaps, for a passing semi. Triad Three separate highways intersect at a place no reasonable person would ever want to go. Three lives that would have been cut short, if not for hasty interventions by loved ones. Or Fate. Three people, with nothing at all in common except age, proximity, and a wish to die. Three tapestries, tattered at the edges and come unwoven to reveal a single mutual thread. The Thread Wish you could turn off the questions, turn off the voices, turn off all sound. Yearn to close out the ugliness, close out the filthiness, close out all light. Long to cast away yesterday, cast away memory, cast away all jeopardy. Pray you could somehow stop the uncertainty, somehow stop the loathing, somehow stop the pain. Conner Arrival The glass doors swing open, in perfect sync, precisely timed so you don''t have to think. Just stroll right in. I doubt it''s quite as easy to turn around and walk back outside, retreat to unstable ground. Home turf. An orderly escorts me down spit-shined corridors, past tinted Plexiglas and closed, unmarked doors. Mysteries. One foot in front of the other, counting tiles on the floor so I don''t have to focus the b
read more read less

From the Publisher

Sometimes you don''t wake up. But if you happen to, you know things will never be the same.

Three lives, three different paths to the same destination: Aspen Springs, a psychiatric hospital for those who have attempted the ultimate act -- suicide.

Vanessa is beautiful and smart, but her secrets keep her answering the call of the blade.

Tony, after suffering a painful childhood, can only find peace through pills.

And Conner, outwardly, has the perfect life. But dig a little deeper and find a boy who is in constant battle with his parents, his life, himself.

In one instant each of these young people decided enough was enough. They grabbed the blade, the bottle, the gun -- and tried to end it all. Now they have a second chance, and just maybe, with each other''s help, they can find their way to a better life -- but only if they''re strong and can fight the demons that brought them here in the first place.

About the Author

Ellen Hopkins has been writing poetry for many years. Her first novel, Crank, also written in verse, met with critical acclaim. She lives with her husband and son in Carson City, Nevada.

Appropriate for ages: 14

Item not added

This item is not available to order at this time.

See used copies from 00.00
  • My Gift List
  • My Wish List
  • Shopping Cart